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4th Kochi-Muziris Biennale: Possibilities for a Non-Alienated Life Ocula Report 4th Kochi-Muziris Biennale: Possibilities for a Non-Alienated Life 15 Feb 2019 : Natalie King for Ocula

'Poems are like sentences that have taken their clothes off.' Marlene Dumas' poetic and sensual refrain accompanies her figurative watercolours on view in Possibilities for a Non-Alienated Life, the fourth edition of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale (KMB) in the southern state of Kerala, India (12 December 2018–29 March 2019).Dumas' new series...

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Ellen Altfest Ocula Conversation Ellen Altfest

The paintings of Ellen Altfest are ethereal in their detail. Fields of minutiae come together as pulsating images; small brushstrokes of oil paint accumulate over a series of months to single out seemingly innocuous subjects, such as a hand resting atop patterned fabric (The Hand, 2011) or a deep green cactus reaching upwards from beneath a bed of...

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Colomboscope 2019: Cross Currents and Dissonance Ocula Report Colomboscope 2019: Cross Currents and Dissonance 8 Feb 2019 : Nada Raza for Ocula

On the rooftop of the former Rio Hotel complex in Colombo, it was hard to ignore the high-rise buildings, still under construction, blocking all but a sliver of what used to be an open view over Slave Island, once an island on Beira Lake that housed slaves in the 19th century, and now a downtown suburb. The hotel was set alight during the...

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Robert Zhao Renhui

b. 1983, Singapore

Robert Zhao Renhui is an international multi-award winning and multi-disciplinary Singaporean artist. His practice investigates the different modes of the human zoological gaze, i.e., how people view animals. He is interested in the history and development of the zoological gaze alongside social progress and mediation. Renhui’s practice also investigates the different modes of knowledge production in contemporary archives.

Featured Artworks

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Proxy II (Beatles) by Robert Zhao Renhui contemporary artwork Robert Zhao RenhuiProxy II (Beatles) Matt Diasec in black frame
74 x 111 cm
ShanghART
Coral Reef Exposed at Low Tide by Robert Zhao Renhui contemporary artwork Robert Zhao RenhuiCoral Reef Exposed at Low Tide, 2016 Photograph Matt Diasec in black frame
100 x 150 cm
ShanghART
J8.2 by Robert Zhao Renhui contemporary artwork Robert Zhao RenhuiJ8.2, 2016 Photograph Matt Diasec in black frame
74 x 111 cm
ShanghART
Fig. 25 by Robert Zhao Renhui contemporary artwork Robert Zhao RenhuiFig. 25, 2016 Photograph Matt Diasec in black frame
120 x 180 cm
ShanghART
13.S398.2839 by Robert Zhao Renhui contemporary artwork Robert Zhao Renhui13.S398.2839, 2016 Photograph Matt Diasec in black frame
100 x 150 cm
ShanghART
There Are Somethings That We Know We Do Not Know by Robert Zhao Renhui contemporary artwork Robert Zhao RenhuiThere Are Somethings That We Know We Do Not Know, 2014 Matt Plexiglass,Digital Print,Aluminum Panel
74 x 111 cm
ShanghART
Memorial to the Last Christmas Island Pipistrelle by Robert Zhao Renhui contemporary artwork Robert Zhao RenhuiMemorial to the Last Christmas Island Pipistrelle, 2016 Bat Sonar Detector and Microphone
185 x 96 cm
ShanghART

Recent Exhibitions

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Contemporary art exhibition, Robert Zhao Renhui, Christmas Island, Naturally at ShanghART, Shanghai
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3 September–19 November 2017 Robert Zhao Renhui Christmas Island, Naturally ShanghART, M50, Shanghai
Contemporary art exhibition, Robert Zhao Renhui, Christmas Island, Naturally at ShanghART, Singapore
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11 March–8 May 2017 Robert Zhao Renhui Christmas Island, Naturally ShanghART, Singapore
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Show, No Boundary: An Exhibition featuring Singaporean Artists at ShanghART, Singapore
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17 October–15 November 2015 Group Show No Boundary: An Exhibition featuring Singaporean Artists ShanghART, Singapore

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If Pigs Could Fly: A Report From Art Stage Singapore Ocula Report If Pigs Could Fly: A Report From Art Stage Singapore 28 Jan 2014 : Sherman Sam for Ocula

No art fair is complete without an inflatable, in this case a bright pink, flying pig (well actually this one doesn’t fly, but not every one can do a Pink Floyd). This larger-than-life work, Love Me (2013) by Jeong-Hwa Choi at the Vannessa Qwang Gallery, inflates then deflates slightly at a gentle pace, bringing one gallerist to remark...

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Shanghai Hugo Boss Asia Art Award 2017 Exhibition Related Press Shanghai Hugo Boss Asia Art Award 2017 Exhibition ArtAsiaPacific* : 23 November 2017

In late June, the four finalists for the Hugo Boss Asia Art Award 2017 were announced. The artists—Li Ming, Tao Hui, Yu Ji and Robert Zhao Renhui—were chosen from a pool of over 30 nominees for their standout exhibitions and artworks produced over the last three years, and for their potential future contributions to artistic discourse....

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The Nature Museum THE INSTITUTE OF CRITICAL ZOOLOGISTS Related Press The Nature Museum THE INSTITUTE OF CRITICAL ZOOLOGISTS ArtAsiaPacific : 12 September 2017

Devised as a collaboration between artist Robert Zhao Renhui and playwright Joel Tan, the performance-lecture and exhibition The Nature Museum was a theatrical venture into museological waters. By adopting the roles of archivists of the Institute of Critical Zoologists, Zhao and Tan took their audience on an informal tour, encouraging one to drift...

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Rockbund Art Museum announces finalists of HUGO BOSS ASIA ART Award 2017 Related Press Rockbund Art Museum announces finalists of HUGO BOSS ASIA ART Award 2017 Art Radar Journal : 3 July 2017

Dedicated to the support of emerging artists from Greater China and Southeast Asia, the biennial Hugo Boss Asia Art Award was established in 2013 and is now in its third iteration. The Award aims to contribute towards artistic and cultural exchanges in the broader historical and social contexts of Greater China and Southeast Asia. It helps in...

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JUNE ROUNDUP: NOTES FROM NIPPON Related Press JUNE ROUNDUP: NOTES FROM NIPPON ArtAsiaPacific : 30 June 2017

While summer is generally known for being a slow time in the world art calendar, June in Tokyo proved to be one of the busiest months of the year, with the opening of the first Japan outpost of Galerie Perrotin, a large retrospective of a beloved Swiss sculptor and notable exhibitions showcasing established contemporary Japanese artists. Here are...

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